There’s no point in mourning the "good old days" of the St. Francis Yacht Club Big Boat Series — you know, when the boats were really big, with lots of 70-footers and such.
Acknowledging the adage that ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’, we’ll let the accompanying photo by Glenn Twitchell give the definitive answer to what’s so good about the Sea of Cortez.
Hurricane season is not ‘officially’ over until November 30, something we’re reminded of following the devastation of Harvey, Irma and tropical storms/hurricanes Jose, Katia, Lee and Maria.
California’s largest annual volunteer event, California Coastal Cleanup, takes place on the third Saturday of each September, along more than 2,000 miles of coastal and inland waterfront.
Monohulls. Foiling monohulls. At least that’s the news we heard from Radio New Zealand, who on Tuesday wrote, "The next edition of America’s Cup racing will switch from catamarans to high-performance monohull yachts, defending champions Team New Zealand have confirmed.  "And while the boats will be monohulls, they will also be foiling boats — lifting off the water like the catamarans did," RNZ reported.  These boats are sooooo 2017.
Here is your September Caption Contest(!). We’re excited to see what you all come up with for this quirky, head-scratching photo.
Ben, having climbed Mt. Coronado in the Sea of Cortez, checks out the beauty of nature.  Sonrisa
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC The obvious answer is that Benjamin Brettingham-Moore of the La Paz- and Tasmania-based Lagoon 440 Sonrisa, having climbed Mt.
Dorade is Down Under, adding to her collection of prizes in events like Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.
Hurricane Irma, which was described by some analyst as the ‘"size of France," has moved into Florida and the US.  © 2017 NASA After devastating the Caribbean, Hurricane Irma marched toward Florida, changing categories from 5, down to 3, and back up to a 4, according to ABC news.
As Hurricane Irma slowly churns her way out of the Caribbean, it’s difficult to assess the extent of the damage, and to say what’s next for the dozens of islands with economies reliant on tourism and the charter boat industry.
While natural disasters elsewhere have garnered the headlines, the western United States has not slid into September unscathed.
Did you wake up this morning, make coffee on your gimbal stove, and poke your head through the companionway, into your cockpit and onto Richardson Bay?
A satellite image of Hurricane Irma spinning violently in the Caribbean.  © 2017 NOAA Hurricane Irma gathered steam in the Atlantic before finally making landfall in the Eastern Caribbean early today, threatening thousands of lives and homes, as well as infrastructure, and one of the largest concentrations of sailboats in one of the premier cruising destinations in the world.
As flocks of cruisers prepare to head south this fall, their nav stations will be packed with more state-of-the-art electronics than ever before.
As Houston starts to slowly recover from the devastating floods of Hurricane Harvey, the Eastern Caribbean is hunkering down in preparation for Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm packing winds up to 185 mph.
We assume that sailors working in the industry have a passion for sailing, but there are details within that love that create rich stories, experiences and community.
During the month of August, we checked in with a couple of women skippers’ regattas that took place on San Francisco Bay.
Oddly, one of the biggest Bay Area headaches is trying to get away for a holiday weekend.
The moment you’ve all been waiting for has arrived! The September issue of Latitude 38 is hitting the newsstands as we speak.
Yesterday, the Santa Cruz 50 Bay Wolf — a charter boat operated by Captain Kirk San Francisco Sailing — was returning to Sausalito from San Francisco after dropping off their guests at Pier 40, when they heard a call on Channel 16.
It seems that Harvey is not the only storm of note in the Northern Hemisphere at the moment. We’re receiving early reports that a tropical storm is headed for La Paz in Baja California, Mexico.  Multiple storms making (or threatening to make) landfall in North America.
As we look forward to Labor Day Weekend, we see that the Folkboat International Regatta continues at Corinthian YC through Friday; the 75th Windjammers Race from San Francisco to Santa Cruz will start on Friday.
Editor’s Note: A picture has been removed from this posting because it was brought to our attention that it was either a fake, or from a different storm entirely.
The start of a Friday night race in front of Encinal YC. In the background, the construction of Oakland’s new Brooklyn Basin development can be seen.
"I’m looking for a slip."  latitude/Richard
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC There are all kinds of harbormasters in the world, but not many of them are as accommodating as Dick Markie of Paradise Marina in Nuevo Vallarta.
These days, when it seems like the washing machine you bought last week is already broken, it’s a little mind blowing that a 131-year-old sailing ship looks like she was launched yesterday.